About Us

We’re your Students’ Union, and we’re here to represent, to support and to entertain you during your time at York. All students at York are automatically a member of the union, and can take advantage of the services and opportunities we provide such as societies, sports clubs and much more!


Your Sabbatical Officers (or 'Sabbs') are student-elected representatives. They represent you on all areas of student life including academic support, wellbeing, sports and other opportunities. Click on each below to find out more!               

President: Patrick O’Donnell

YUSU President

York Sport President: Maddi Cannell

Sport President

Community and Wellbeing Officer: Carly Precious

Community & Wellbeing Officer

Academic Officer: Matt Johnstone

Academic Officer

Student Activities Officer: Brian Terry

Student Activities Officer


Part-time Officers

Elected to represent students on a multitude of issues, from volunteering to environmental issues. The Part-Time Officers also represent under-represented groups on campus and work tirelessly to campaign, put on events and raise awareness of issues affecting students to make their lives better.

Read more about part-time officers >>

Academic Representation

Whether it's asking for more books, clarifying marking criteria or campaigning for lecture capture - your Academic Reps ranging from Course Reps to Department Reps and Faculty Reps are here to make sure your voice is heard.

Read more about academic representation >>

Student Opportunities

Our teams of officers and staff work tirelessly to ensure that our student-led societies, sports clubs and RAG and volunteering groups are supported to thrive in their work. We have over 200 societies and over 65 sports clubs for all students to get involved in!


From Freshers' Festival to the Love York Awards, Europe’s largest sports varsity, Roses, to our annual Summer Ball... there is something for everyone here at the Students' Union!

Advice and Support

YUSU has a dedicated Advice and Support Centre which provides free, independent advice to all students.